“That’s the thing

with handmade items.

They still have

the person’s mark on them,

and when you hold them,

you feel less alone.”

― Aimee Bender

handmade over time

textured and layered with love

hallmark of caring

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Handcrafted Beauty ~ Hummingbird ornament made by Jennifer Avalone, Master Quiller, for the Quilling Tree exhibited at the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut. Quilling is an ornamental craftwork that uses thin strips of rolled, coiled, pleated or folded paper to create images. Photo and “Ornamentation” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor

© 2022

Spread holiday wonder with perfectly sized stocking stuffer—5”w x 8”h with 161 pages of colorful photos paired with inspirational words. Make it two-gifts-in-one: Give Passing Shadows to friends or family while proceeds from your purchase benefit our country’s service men and women through the nonprofit WarriorExpeditions.org. Purchase now here.



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